I was laying on my back in a Vin Yin class the other day contemplating my plans that were not going to plan! I surrendered to the day and was stoked to at least make it to class. Making it to the mat was I win I was going to take after weeks of employment applications, interviews and knock backs…when I heard this quote our teacher read to class. The quote cut straight to my heart! And reminded me to surrender and stop trying to be “GM of the Universe”. This one is for anyone who may be job hunting or when plans go awry. xoxo
“Surrender is the ultimate sign of strength and the foundation for a spiritual life. Surrendering affirms that we are no longer willing to live in pain. It expresses a deep desire to transcend our struggles and transform our negative emotions. It commands a life beyond our egos, beyond that part of ourselves that is continually reminding us that we are separate, different and alone. Surrendering allows us to return to our true nature and move effortlessly through the cosmic dance called life. It’s a powerful statement that proclaims the perfect order of the universe.
When you surrender your will, you are saying, “Even though things are not exactly how I’d like them to be, I will face my reality. I will look it directly in the eye and allow it to be here.” Surrender and serenity are synonymous; you can’t experience one without the other. So if it’s serenity you’re searching for, it’s close by. All you have to do is resign as General Manager of the Universe. Choose to trust that there is a greater plan for you and that if you surrender, it will be unfolded in time.
Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can’t see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.”
― Debbie Ford